PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation last week announced grants totaling $1.8 million that will allow The Learning Community to provide professional-development training for reading-achievement work for the staff of five local elementary schools.
WAKEFIELD – The board of trustees at South County Hospital is exploring the possibility of creating a combined health care delivery system for Washington County, taking over the operations of Westerly Hospital, now in receivership, according to Eve Keenan, chairwoman of the board.
PBN: Chamber panel on benefits exchange voices unity
By Richard Asinof
PROVIDENCE – A Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce forum, held on April 24, focused on implementation the R.I. Health Benefits Exchange and featured a panel that included the three leaders of commercial health insurers in Rhode Island.
PBN: Blue Cross, Westerly tussle over contract
By Richard Asinof
WESTERLY – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, saying that they are owed more than $75,000 in payments for health insurance provided to employees at Westerly Hospital, have asked Superior Court Judge Brian Stern to compel the hospital to pay or allow the health insurer to end employees’ coverage.
Roger Williams Medical Center is the first hospital in Rhode Island to acquire the NanoKnife, which uses high-voltage but low-energy pulses to create defects in a cancer tumor cell’s membrane. This treatment leads to the death of the tumor cell, mimicking natural cell death.
The leafy neighborhoods on Providence’s East Side make up one of top urban residential neighborhoods between Boston and Georgetown. These walk-and-bike friendly streets near Brown University and Prospect Park are home to some of Rhode Island wealthiest residents.